The 21-day long rally has been organised at Anand Engineering College, Keetham on NH-2 in the Uttar Pradesh district.
A recruitment rally will be conducted by Army Recruiting Office, Srinagar, from September 17 to September 30 at Haiderbeig, Pattan in Baramulla district.
The government has defended the radical scheme, saying it will give the armed forces an enhanced youthful profile i.e., a reduction in average age from 32 to 26 years, to be achieved over a period of time.
Candidates are registered from all districts of Nagaland, adding that the candidates have been allotted specific dates to appear for the rally till September 15.
The government has defended the Agnipath scheme as a way to lower the average age of soldiers and rejuvenate the Army with 'tech-savvy' youth. But not everyone is convinced.
Unveiling the scheme on Tuesday, the government said youths between the ages of 17 and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted for a four-year tenure while 25 per cent of them will be subsequently inducted for regular service.
After the scheme was unveiled on June 14, violent protests against it rocked several states for nearly a week and various opposition parties demanded its withdrawal.
The party's Rajya Sabha MP Deepinder Singh Hooda said the scheme should be taken back immediately and a three-year age relaxation be announced for youths who could not join the armed forces due to delays in recruitment.
Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande said the decision of the government has been received by the Army to grant the one-time waiver and that the recruitment process will...